Mary Newman

Services for Mary Newman were held on December 27, 2018 at Living Hope Church in Colorado Springs, CO.

Burial was in Angora, NE. Cappadona Funeral Home in Colorado Springs, CO was in charge of arrangements.

Mary Luzetta Blackstone was born at home on March 31, 1927 near Bayard, NE, to Charles and Mabel Blackstone. Her seven siblings, who all preceded her in death, included Joe, Earl, Millie, Nathan, LaVern, Nolan and Charlotte.

On February 27, 1949, Mary was married to Marlow Newman. They made their home on the ranch near Gregory, for 55 years. Although busy with ranch life, raising a family and a garden, Mary was involved in her church and held many offices in the Women’s Ministries at the Assembly of God Church located over the border in Burton, NE. She was also involved in her community and served on the election board in Tripp County. In her spare time, she enjoyed the Valley Reading Circle.

In 2004, Mary and Marlow sold the ranch and retired to Colorado Springs to be close to children and their granddaughter, Jordan spent time on the ranch riding horses, four-wheeling, and otherwise exploring the great outdoors. She sewed American Girl Doll clothes (with matching outfits for Jordan) and enjoyed many hours cooking with Jordan in the kitchen.

Marlow preceded Mary in death in 2006.

Mary passed away on December 19, 2018 following complications from a fall, after which she developed pneumonia.

She is survived by her children, Terry of Gillette, WY; Roger of Colorado Springs, CO; and Joie Edwards (Paul) of Colorado Springs, CO.

She is also survived by her granddaughter Jordan Martin (Clay) of Grand Prairie, TX.

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